Let nature be your shelter at Le Vertendre

Featured Getaways, June 12, 2023 2023-06-12
Indoor climbing wall
Zooboxes have an indoor climbing wall. Photo credit: Sandra Charbonneau

Located near the Parc national du Mont-Orford in the Eastern Townships, Le Vertendre is a refuge in the heart of the boreal forest, on a vast 1,000-acre land in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the province.

Stay in a shelter or cottage on a natural playground

Designed with eco-innovation and sustainable development in mind, Le Vertendre’s shelters and cottages are perfect for a few days’ getaway in the forest. Zoobox shelters are open-concept lofts with all modern comforts. In addition to a bath on wheels and an outdoor shower, they’re equipped with a quiet terrace where guests can relax – mosquito-free – in a hammock. The cabins also boast many windows offering breathtaking views over the landscape, as well as a climbing wall (indoors!) and an outdoor fire pit. To top off this ecotourism experience, you can even create your own energy to charge your phone using a human-sized hamster wheel! You can also choose one of the contemporary eco-friendly cottages in the heart of the forest, which can accommodate up to 10 people, for a cozy getaway with family and friends in perfect harmony with the inspiring natural surroundings.

Explore a vast territory

Proximity to nature is at the heart of the experience at Le Vertendre. More than 15 kilometres of trails snake through the surrounding boreal forest, perfect for hiking and fat biking. The Passage des courageux boasts magnificent streams and waterfalls, and the Lacharité-Cascades trails lead to the top of Mount Sylvio-Lacharité for a panoramic view of the Appalachian Mountains. Follow the Chute de Schtroumphs (“Smurfs Waterfall”) trail for a dip in an enchanting body of water. The whole family is welcome, including dogs!

Relax on the shores of two lakes

Two magnificent lakes are located directly onsite: Lac de la Source, fed by natural mountain springs, and Lac aux Castors, an ecological gem in its purest form. You have access to canoes and kayaks to explore these rich wetlands, or rent a paddleboard! You can also enjoy a picnic on the shore, cast your line in the water or simply soak in the sun after a swim!

View over Lac de la Source
View over Lac de la Source. Photo credit: Mickael Rahimaly

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